Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A little update - and Thank You

Well, thank you to the delightful ML for remembering our Gotcha Day. That was such a lovely surprise to receive some email from you! Yes, it was mine and Stormie's Gotcha Day...Timmy's is September the 5th, just in case anyone thought it was the same.

We didn't realise we hadn't updated since just before Timmy left us. Well Timmy left us on March 11th, it seems so far away, yet only like yesterday. He wasn't in any pain at all and it was quite tough for Mummy having to have him PTS cos he seemed so well and normal - so she had to keep reminding herself that the wound on his cheek was going to get worse, very quickly. Timmy also gave Mummy a timely reminder by scratching the scab off the morning the vet was due, causing his wound to bleed.

Timmy didn't want to go, he hissed and growled at the vet right up until he was sedated - and Timmy never hissed and growled, so it was a bit upsetting. The vet said it was most definitely the surgical spirit smells and strangers handling him in his home that made him the fact he wasn't actually 'sick', so he was still full of fight and just his normal self apart from the lump. We hope that was the case, and not that Timmy had any idea what was happening. Once he was settled Mummy cradled him in her arms and then the vet sent our precious Timmy on his way. I spent the afternoon with Timmy's body and slept by him with my head resting on his - something I never did when he was alive, so I said my goodbyes to him in my own way. The vet felt we had timed things just right, which was a comfort. Timmy Tantrum is back home now, next to Stormie on the shelf. Below is Timmy's last portrait, you can see the wound on his cheek, this was taken about 30 minutes before he left us.

I have been kind of lonely since Timmy went and Mummy misses him terribly, she loved the fact he slept against her head every night. I am a little older than when Stormie left so I do sleep more in the daytime now, but by the time Mummy gets in from work I am ready to moan at her. I also have the occasional moochy moan around the house in the evenings and day when Mummy is here. Mummy has been keeping an eye out for a friend for me, but finding an old Meezer or Oriental is not that easy. We were lucky finding Timmy after Storm passed...we'll keep looking though.

We hope you are all well....and if we do happen to find a friend for me then we will let you know immediately! Much love to you all.
Castle xxx


Cheysuli and gemini said...

We were confused by the Gotcha Day thing so we were wondering if it were a mistake (it actually made us think that you too had gone to the bridge Castle!). We hope it was a good one and our thoughts are often with you.

I do hope you find a great older meezer to take in. He or She will be a lucky lucky cat. Purrs.

Niko and Cloud said...

Our Mom understands about having a cat PTS when it isn't fully sick. There was lots of second guessing when Texas had to go to the bridge too. Mom says Texas growled as well- she can still hear it in her mind to this day- and she knows that must have been very upsetting. But we know you did the right thing for Timmy and that he is at the bridge waiting for you all.
Purrs and hugs,
Niko Cloud and Kat

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're glad to hear from you and hope you find a companion for Castle as good as Timmy was after Storm left for the bridge.

ABBY said...

It was good to see an update from you in our Google Reader. WE also hope you can find a companion for Castle.


Daisy said...

Hi Castle. I am very sad that Timmy had to go to the Bridge, but I am glad that he got to live with you during his golden years. I hope you find another buddy.

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Hi Castle,

We know that your Meowmie did the right thing for Timmy and that it could not have been easy. You both loved him very much. We think he and Storm are probably running around together at the Bridge.

We're glad to hear that you'll be getting a companion and think that it's wonderful that you'll be rescuing an older kitty. We hope that you find your new friend soon.

Sending purrs to your and your Meowmie,
Charlemagne and Tamar

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Making a decision to send a beloved pet to the Bridge at the right time is a sign of true love. So although Timmy is greatly missed the most loving decision was made for him.

Mom stil has our Henry's ashes in a box at home. Henry was a Lilac Point siamese (1985 ~2004) and he is and always will be greatly missed. Mom said she just can't quite let those final remnants of him go.

Mom cried when she read this post becos she so understands how you feel.

We hope yoo can give a loving home to another cat becos we know that Timmy would want that. That way some noo joy can come from such a sad and impawtant loss.

Purrs and ((((((hugs))))))

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to update from you, it is sad to see Timmy go but it's the best for him, I hope you will find a friend soon.
Jake the red tabby.

Craig & Caroline Hind said...

So sad. I hate it when that has to happen...

We are all purring for you Castle.

Timtam, Mumble & Misu (and the parents Craig and Caroline)

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Hi Castle!! We miss Timmy, too!! Hugs to you all and we hope you find a companion soon!!
Your TX furiends,